2021 ICD-10-CM Code D10.5

Benign neoplasm of other parts of oropharynx

Version 2021
Billable Code
Neoplasm Benign

Valid for Submission

D10.5 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of benign neoplasm of other parts of oropharynx. The code D10.5 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The ICD-10-CM code D10.5 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like benign neoplasm of anterior aspect of epiglottis, benign neoplasm of anterior tonsillar pillar, benign neoplasm of epiglottis, benign neoplasm of epiglottis, benign neoplasm of junctional region of epiglottis , benign neoplasm of lateral wall of oropharynx, etc.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic branchial (cleft) (cyst) (vestiges) ; Neoplasm, neoplastic cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone] epiglottis anterior surface ; Neoplasm, neoplastic epiglottis anterior aspect or surface ; Neoplasm, neoplastic epiglottis free border (margin) ; Neoplasm, neoplastic epiglottis junctional region ; Neoplasm, neoplastic fauces, faucial NEC ; Neoplasm, neoplastic fauces, faucial NEC pillars ; etc

ICD-10:D10.5
Short Description:Benign neoplasm of other parts of oropharynx
Long Description:Benign neoplasm of other parts of oropharynx

Code Classification

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code D10.5:


Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

Convert D10.5 to ICD-9 Code

Table of Neoplasms

The code D10.5 is included in the table of neoplasms by anatomical site. For each site there are six possible code numbers according to whether the neoplasm in question is malignant, benign, in situ, of uncertain behavior, or of unspecified nature. The description of the neoplasm will often indicate which of the six columns is appropriate.

Where such descriptors are not present, the remainder of the Index should be consulted where guidance is given to the appropriate column for each morphological (histological) variety listed. However, the guidance in the Index can be overridden if one of the descriptors mentioned above is present.

Neoplasm, neoplastic Malignant
Primary
Malignant
Secondary
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain
Behavior
Unspecified
Behavior
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »branchial (cleft) (cyst) (vestiges)
C10.4C79.89D00.08D10.5D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone]
    »epiglottis
      »anterior surface
C10.1C79.89D00.08D10.5D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »epiglottis
    »anterior aspect or surface
C10.1C79.89D00.08D10.5D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »epiglottis
    »free border (margin)
C10.1C79.89D00.08D10.5D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »epiglottis
    »junctional region
C10.8C79.89D00.08D10.5D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »fauces, faucial NEC
C10.9C79.89D00.08D10.5D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »fauces, faucial NEC
    »pillars
C09.1C79.89D00.08D10.5D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »fossa (of)
    »tonsillar
C09.0C79.89D00.08D10.5D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »glosso-epiglottic fold (s)
C10.1C79.89D00.08D10.5D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »glossopalatine fold
C09.1C79.89D00.08D10.5D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »glossopharyngeal sulcus
C09.0C79.89D00.08D10.5D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »oropharynx
C10.9C79.89D00.08D10.5D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »oropharynx
    »branchial cleft (vestige)
C10.4C79.89D00.08D10.5D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »oropharynx
    »junctional region
C10.8C79.89D00.08D10.5D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »oropharynx
    »lateral wall
C10.2C79.89D00.08D10.5D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »oropharynx
    »pillars or fauces
C09.1C79.89D00.08D10.5D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »oropharynx
    »posterior wall
C10.3C79.89D00.08D10.5D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »oropharynx
    »vallecula
C10.0C79.89D00.08D10.5D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »palatoglossal arch
C09.1C79.89D00.00D10.5D37.09D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »palatopharyngeal arch
C09.1C79.89D00.00D10.5D37.09D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »pillars of fauces
C09.1C79.89D00.08D10.5D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »tonsil
    »pillar (anterior) (posterior)
C09.1C79.89D00.08D10.5D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »tonsillar fossa
C09.0C79.89D00.08D10.5D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »vallecula (epigiottis)
C10.0C79.89D00.08D10.5D37.05D49.0

Information for Patients


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)